World War II

From 1939 until 1945 many countries around the world were war battlegrounds. Those that were not directly involved sent soldiers and supplies to the war zones. Battles were fought across Europe, in North Africa, in Asia, and across the Pacific. Those who did not go to fight worried about the fate of those who did, and they worked hard to do their part for "the war effort." Life for many changed radically, and for some, the memories of this extraordinary war still has an impact today. World War II was greatly affected by what took place during World War I.
Best Friends Forever: A World War II Scrapbook

Best Friends Forever: A World War II Scrapbook

Beverly Patt
Illustrator:  Schula Klinger 
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Marshall Cavendish , 2010   ISBN: 978-0761455776
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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

Ted Bell
Historical Fiction
For ages 10 to 12
St. Martin's Press, 2009   ISBN: 978-0312581435
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One Splendid Tree

One Splendid Tree

Marilyn Helmer
Illustrator:  Dianne Eastman 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-1553376835
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Resistance: Book One

Resistance: Book One

Carla Jablonski
Illustrator:  Leland Purvis , Hilary Sycamore 
Historical Fiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 12 and up
First Second, 2010   ISBN: 978-1596432918
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The Peace Bell

The Peace Bell

Margi Preus
Illustrator:  Hideko Takahashi 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Henry Holt and Co., 2009   ISBN: 978-0805078008
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Destined to Live: A True Story of a child in the holocaust

Destined to Live: A True Story of a child in the holocaust

Ruth Gruener
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Scholastic, 2007   ISBN: 978-0439892049
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The Diary of Laura's Twin

The Diary of Laura's Twin

Kathy Kacer
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Second Story Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1897187395
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Eli Remembers

Eli Remembers

Ruth Vander Zee, Marian Snieder
Illustrator:  Bill Farnsworth 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2007   ISBN: 978-0802853097
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Blue Skies and Gunfire

Blue Skies and Gunfire

K.M Peyton
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Random House, 2006   ISBN: 978-1862301573
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Farewell to Manzanar

Farewell to Manzanar

Jean Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Random House, 2007   ISBN: 978-0553272581
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Jimmy's Stars

Jimmy's Stars

Mary Ann Rodman
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008   ISBN: 978-0374337032
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Run, Boy, Run

Run, Boy, Run

Uri Orlev
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Houghton Mifflin, 2003   ISBN: 978-0618957064
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Traitor

Traitor

Gudrun Pausewang
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Lerner, 2006   ISBN: 978-0822561958
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I will plant you a lilac tree: A Memoir of a Schindler's list survivor

I will plant you a lilac tree: A Memoir of a Schindler's list survivor

Laura Hillman
Nonfiction
For ages 14 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2005   ISBN: 978-1416953661
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The Japanese American Internment: Civil Liberties Denied

The Japanese American Internment: Civil Liberties Denied

Michael Burgan
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 10 to 12
Compass Point Books, 2007   ISBN: 978-0756524531
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